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Boone County, Indiana

Organized in 1830, frontiersman Daniel Boone is this county's namesake

County Seat: Lebanon

Largest City: Zionsville (2019 population: 28,357)

Population per Square Mile: 160.42

Square Miles: 422.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)56,641270.9%6,484,051
Today (2019)67,843241.0%6,731,010
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*74,654231.0%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today19.8%2 3.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration5468 3,997
Net International Migration7220 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)295131.6%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,347236.4%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)13,2752219.6%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)5,231267.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)17,5732325.9%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)18,0752426.6%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)9,3422713.8%16.1%
Median Age38.1  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone184330.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,284143.4%2.6%
Black Alone1,424262.1%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone25360.0%0.1%
White62,8092492.6%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups1,117241.6%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic65,6862496.8%92.7%
Hispanic2,157293.2%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)25,48526100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,0751527.8%18.5%
Married Without Children8,5832533.7%29.7%
Single Parents1,744286.8%9.3%
Living Alone5,6352622.1%29.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2019 (estimate)27,99226100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)27,05026100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
19,6582472.7%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$233,7002  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,8272621.5%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$8303  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 12,548231.1%1,111,333
Public12,548211.2%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)43,307261.0%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher93.7%3 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree49.3%2 26.5%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2019$76,2412156.6%48,678
Median Household Income in 201984,1373146.0%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20196.9%8658.0%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 186.3%8941.7%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201923510.4%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20191,966570.3%581,821
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,389480.5%507,739

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2017770260.9%82,170
Births to Teens, 201716680.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017515290.8%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force36,450241.1%3,387,366
Employed35,553221.1%3,275,056
Unemployed897280.8%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate2.58875.8%3.3
November 2020 Unemployment Rate3.19063.3%4.9

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work44,825100.0%$2,198,119100.0%$49,038
Wage and Salary34,06676.0%$1,568,63571.4%$46,047
Farm Proprietors5041.1%$3850.0%$764
Nonfarm Proprietors10,25522.9%$285,79013.0%$27,868
Farm6791.5%$6,8890.3%$10,146
Nonfarm44,14698.5%$2,191,23099.7%$49,636
Private39,96389.2%$1,916,82487.2%$47,965
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,4665.5%$56,8862.6%$23,068
  Arts, Ent., Recreation7551.7%$12,6850.6%$16,801
  Construction2,9996.7%$216,4349.8%$72,169
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,4065.4%$142,4256.5%$59,196
  Information5621.3%$35,9231.6%$63,920
  Manufacturing2,8936.5%$181,5858.3%$62,767
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4,4129.8%$251,80511.5%$57,073
  Retail Trade3,9898.9%$134,3726.1%$33,686
  Trans., Warehousing7,49016.7%$376,27017.1%$50,236
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)9,778*21.8%*$343,732*15.6%*$35,154*
Government4,1839.3%$274,40612.5%$65,600

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed748100.0%100.0%$173,606$4,988,366
Single-Family50667.6%73.1%$150,934$4,298,385
2-Family243.2%1.6%5,592$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family21829.1%24.6%$17,080$615,228

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Boone County

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Advance5140.8%
Jamestown9001.3%*
Lebanon16,06523.7%
Thorntown1,5732.3%
Ulen1260.2%
Whitestown9,09213.4%
Zionsville28,35741.8%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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